Whetstone was able to send six four-person teams to the State Team Bowling Tournament for Special Olympics. Their delegation participated in the Unified Division. The Unified Division was made up of two Special Olympic bowlers and two Partners (non-Special Olympic bowlers).
The groups received a variety of ribbons and medals for their efforts on the day. They traveled to Columbus and participated at Sawmill Lanes on Sunday, Oct. 23, against teams from around the state of Ohio. The team of David Charles, Michelle Freeman, Glenn LaVan and Red Curry took top honors winning their fifth straight gold medal in as many years, with a two-game pin total of 1147. The only other group to medal was the team of John Higgins, Ellen Chipman, and Heather Storer with a two-game pin total of 967, receiving gold in their division.
Raven Carroll, Randy Riley, Robin LaRoche and Brian Hadberg had a two- game pin total of 810, good enough for fourth place. The team of Noah Johnson, Jennie Walters, and Leslie Thiel, as well as the team of Karl Getter, Chad Wogan, Josh Stuber and Brandon Freeman took fifth in their respective divisions. The team of Garet Leffler, Judy Decker, Katelyn Andrews and Terri Smith finished sixth for their efforts.
Congratulations to all who participated in the State Team Bowling Tournament for their successes.
If you are interested in knowing more about Special Olympics bowling or wish to be a Partner, please contact Don Barchus of Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities at 419-947-7045.
Information submitted by Deb Levering.